It is nice to see friends again having missed yall for awhile. Many changes of growth since I was last on here. I spent most of my life in LA...Lower Alabama but many months ago moved to Oro Valley/Tucson, AZ. There is a lot of excitement here with the announcement of a new temple here. My history in the church goes back to my great grandmother in South Carolina but I did attend several Baptists and one Luthern church with my Dad while growing up. That background helps as my friends and I talk about Christ and what they can learn from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have been a widower for 4 years being thankful for the support of my 5 children and 8 grandchildren and my siblings. I am thankful to those Sisters and Brothers who have shared burdens with me giving strength and encouragement thru the trials we all face in our lives in one form or another. I look forward to the forums again where I can learn from your life's experiences and testimonies. For the last 1 1/2 years, I have seen the benefits of using Holistic health measures to improve my health. God has blessed us with many wonderful natural herbs and plants to heal our bodies and enjoy energy every day. I, like many of you, hope to find the partner Heavenly Father would have me continue learning with in this life and the eternities to come.